In Strasbourg, art and industry are investing the public space

A mammoth skeleton, magnified by the architect Jacques Rival, on the cathedral square. A vane of non-standard invented by the engraver and sculptor from alsace Raymond Waydelich, installed in the autonomous port. A shell bronze size XXL, entitled “the Origin of The world” and created by the artist English Marc Quinn, place Gutenberg…

3 to 13 may, Strasbourg is home to ” The Industry beautiful “, an event that showcases the industry through art in all its forms : pictures, sculptures, vessels, installations, digital works or musical, illustrations, etc. “The idea is to install, on every place of the city, an original and spectacular, designed especially for the occasion and create a real route in the city,” explains Jean Hansmaennel association, ” industry and territory “, originally, two years ago, this event unusual.

Thirty companies in the region, including heavy industrial such as Hager, Würth, Schmidt Group, or Soprema, have agreed to fund the works installed in the city for an estimated amount of nearly 2.5 million euros. “We agreed without hesitation,” says Anne-Marie Schmitter, one of the leaders of CroisiEurope, the specialist river cruise. We are not a simple patron of the arts. Our teams have participated in the creation of the weather vane with Raymond Waydelich in our workshops. ”

“It gives a new picture of our work ”

“This is a unique partnership that shows the Alsace region in an original way,” says Anne Leitzgen, the patron saint of the Schmidt Group, which has hosted the artist Eric Liot to create ” Planet Schmidt “. “He has made this sphere with components gleaned in our facility and with our staff. His presence in our walls has been extremely well appreciated “, adds the head of the company. The planet of odds and ends is exposed, place Broglie,…

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